Thursday Hoops Roundup: No. 12 Wisconsin wins big

There were five Big Ten men’s basketball games on Thursday, including Wisconsin’s impressive 88-64 win over Bowling Green. The Badgers had six players score in double figures, led by Ben Brust, who had a game-high 19 points. This is the first time Wisconsin has had back-to-back 80-plus point games since December, 2012.

Catch up on all of Thursday’s action in this post.

MASSACHUSETTS 96, NEBRASKA 90 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Texas Tech transfer Terran Pettaway led the Cornhuskers with a career-high 28 points, but Massachusetts held on in the final minute to open the Charleston Classic with a 96-90 victory over Nebraska on Thursday. Derrick Gordon had 20 points to lead five Massachusetts players in double figures.

MICHIGAN 85, LONG BEACH STATE 61 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Nik Stauskas finished with 23 points, Caris LeVert had 20 and No. 14 Michigan made a tournament-record 14 3-pointers in beating a scrappy Long Beach State 85-61 Thursday in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

MINNESOTA 79, WOFFORD 57 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Elliott Eliason had 11 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead Minnesota to an easy 79-57 victory over Wofford on Thursday. Austin Hollins led the Gophers (5-0) with 18 points, and he grabbed eight rebounds, too. Oto Osenieks had a career-high 14 points, and Deandre Mathieu added 10 points. Making well-timed cuts and drives to the basket, the Gophers were as crisp on offense as they’ve been all season with give-and-go passes working to near-perfection.

WISCONSIN 88, BOWLING GREEN 64 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Ben Brust scored 19 points to lead six Wisconsin players in double figures as the No. 12 Badgers beat Bowling Green 88-64 on Thursday night. Frank Kaminsky and Sam Dekker added 14 apiece for Wisconsin (5-0). Traevon Jackson had 13, Josh Gasser 11 and Bronson Koenig 10.

INDIANA 102, WASHINGTON 84 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

(AP) Indiana’s young team has already figured one thing out: Go get those rebounds. The Hoosiers continued their remarkable early season rebounding, grabbing 50 to Washington’s 29 in a 102-84 victory Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

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Paul on 11/21/2013 @ 3:51pm EDT Said:

This was the most terribly officiated game I’ve ever seen…what happened to basketball? This was awful

Ernie Ladd on 11/22/2013 @ 7:37am EDT Said:

This team is a pleasure to watch I can see a lot of improvement all ready this young season!